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Sports Injury Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation

Sports Therapy is a part of healthcare that deals with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient return to optimum functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.

Sports therapy includes the assessment of posture, movement, fitness and injuries using the application of accepted principals of training and treatment such as sports massage as well as the most up-to-date manual soft tissue and sports therapy techniques.


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Sports Injury Rehabilitation

We specialise in the management, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries and subsequent musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Our aim is to return our patients to their full functional fitness, ready to take on their chosen path or sport in the safest and fastest possible recovery time – with reduced risk of re-occurrence of injury.

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We use an extensive range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions and techniques to achieve optimum goals. Our treatments often include hands-on therapy such as manual therapy and electrotherapy techniques which are devised to complement each other. This may include, massage, physical therapy, mobilisation, manipulative therapy, ultrasound, laser, TENS, inferential, acupuncture, orthoses (orthotics) and specific individualised rehabilitation programmes designed to restore full function.   

Sports therapy can make a real difference for active men and women participating in sport, regardless whether you are suffering from injury or not.

Sports therapy interventions can also be applied equally and effectively to those patients suffering from musculosketal conditions (acute to chronic), repetitive strain injuries, postural problems or issues relating to mobility.

Typical injuries & conditions

We treat an extensive range of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries (e.g. muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendons, and degenerative conditions i.e. osteoarthritis). These can be acute to chronic. Many are related with overuse and/or biomechanical problems, which need thorough investigation to establish the causative factors. Ankle problems, knee pain, shoulder pain and back problems are common, including rehabilitation following surgery and/or joint replacement.


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         Following knee surgery I went to see Nick due to his reputation working with elite athletes which was a great success.


Nick blends science and therapy perfectly together and his knowledge in anatomy is outstanding.


I am now pain free and able to continue with my daily activities.


I will be recommending Nick's clinic to family and friends. Very professional and caring service at its highest.

Injury Prevention

Prevention is the best cure (1). There are many things that both the Athlete and Sports Therapist can do to assist in injury prevention. For example, latest research suggests stretching should be carried out directly after the ‘cool-down’. This is due to the muscle temperature remaining elevated and more pliable (2). Stretching techniques are often under-valued as an effective means of preventing injury. However, to be effective, stretching must be correctly applied (3).


Treatment of injuries

The mode, type, intensity and duration of any treatment is dependent upon the clinical condition presented at the time of each visit i.e. acute/sub-acute/ chronic. Treatment is specific and tailored to each individual patient's condition and to embrace the appropriate phases of tissue healing (4).

Knee treatment

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Overuse injuries have become an increasing problem in sport and they present three distinct challenges diagnosis, treatment and an understanding of the aetiology (5). Optimal treatment often relies on a multidisciplinary and/or multifactorial approach (6).

Principles of rehabilitation

Principles of rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is the successful restoration of the injured athlete to the pre-injury level of physical fitness and competition (7,8), ideally, in the shortest, safest, possible time (9). It is generally accepted that treatment and rehabilitation should be based on sound scientific principles underlying tissue healing (10,11).  Poor adherence to treatment and rehabilitation plans is often documented as a limiting factor to the athletes’ recovery (9). Thus, patient adherence can be enhanced by education (12), goal setting (13), and motivational strategies (14).

Sports therapy treatments include:


Body fact - most injuries occur from doing too much, too fast after doing too little for too long.
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  1. Baker, J. (2007). Sports Injury - Prevention is the Best Cure. Journal of Sportex Dynamics. 14, 9-11.

  2. Eaton, E. (2004). Injury Prevention: stretching a point? Journal of Sportex Health, 20, 25-27.

  3. Roig Pull, M., Ranson, C. (2007). Eccentric muscle action: Implications for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Journal of Physical Therapy in Sport. 8(2), 88-97.

  4. Kannus, P., Parkkari, T.L., Jarvinen, T., et al. (2003). Basic Science and Clinical Studies coincide: active treatment approach is needed after a sports injury. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 13, 150-154.

  5. Brukner, P. & Khan, K. (2001). Clinical Sports Medicine. Sydney: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

  6. Whiting, W. C., & Zernicke, R. F. (2008). Biomechanics of musculoskeletal injury. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

  7. Clark, N. (2004). Principles of injury rehabilitation. Journal of Sportex Medicine. 19, 6-10.

  8. Smith, G.N. (1998). Return to fitness. In: Orthopaedic Physiotherapy - Ed. Marian Tidswell. London: Mosby.

  9. Glasgow, P. (2007). Sports rehabilitation: principles and practice. Journal of Sportex Medicine. 32, 10-16.

  10. Bandy, W. D. (1992). Functional rehabilitation of the athlete. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America. 1, 269-281.

  11. Kannus, P., Parkkari, T.L., Jarvinen, T., et al. (2003). Basic science and clinical studies coincide: active treatment approach is needed after a sports injury. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine andScience in Sports. 13, 150-154.

  12. Dinsdale N.J. (2008). Case study: A competitive cyclist with extensive soft tissue trauma of the lower limb.  sportEX Dynamics, 17,  11-17.

  13. Crossman, J. (1997). Psychological rehabilitation from sports injuries. Sports Medicine, 23(5), 333-339.

  14. Ward, S. (2006). Enhancing motivation for rehabilitation adherence. Journal of Sportex Dynamics. 7, 6-8.

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